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Message From The Chair
The Department of Physics & Astronomy is committed to McMaster’s tradition of strong, innovative undergraduate and graduate teaching programs that link to strong, innovative research programs. Our integration of teaching and learning creates a whole that is greater than the parts.
We are a medium-sized Department of 22 full-time, research-active faculty, more than 70 graduate students, and about 10 postdoctoral researchers, with an upper year cohort of more than 100 undergraduate students. Our Department also reaches thousands of McMaster undergraduate students through foundational and general interest courses in physics, astronomy, and general science education. Students are able to work closely with our researchers, letting them become active participants in research projects as early as their second year.